After more than two years of delay, Lebanon's Parliament elected Michael Aoun, a former chief in the national army, as the country's next president on October 31. The office was left vacant after the Michel Suleiman’s term ended ...
Morocco is preparing to hold parliamentary elections on October 7, marking its second parliamentary election since 2011. Approximately thirty political parties are participating, including Morocco’s ruling Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD). In 2011, the PJD won 27 percent ...
In the wake of a $1.15 billion arms sale announced in August 2016, Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced S.J.Res. 39, a joint resolution of disapproval to block the sale. Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and ...
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On Monday, September 12, a 10-day ceasefire is set to begin in Syria, followed by joint U.S.-Russia air strikes on jihadist militants. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in ...
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On August 26, Tunisia’s Assembly of the Representatives of the People (ARP), or Parliament, approved Youssef Chahed as prime minister and confirmed his new government with 167 votes in favor, 22 votes against, five abstentions, and ...
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A Yemeni Houthi opposition delegation arrived in Baghdad on August 29 to garner support for its new "governing council," announced as peace talks being held in Kuwait faltered. The 10-member council, announced in early August, ...
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On Wednesday, August 25th, 2016 Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Ankara to meet with Turkish officials and ease tensions between the United States and Turkey that arose last month after a failed coup attempt. Turkey’s request ...
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For the 43rd consecutive presidential election session, Lebanon's Parliament failed to select a new president. To hold a vote, 86 MP’s of the 128-member legislature are required, but only 20 MP’s arrived for the session. ...
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On Monday, during his questioning at a session of parliament, Iraq’s Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi accused the Speaker of Parliament Salim al-Jabouri and several other government officials of involvement in corruption cases. Al-Obeidi, a member of the majority party Unity ...
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